Annual Report of the Controllers of the Public Schools of the City and County of Philadelphia, Volumes 39-41 (Google eBook)

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The Board of Controllers, 1858 - Education
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Page 167 - ... from the teachers whose schools they last attended, and must pass a satisfactory examination in the following branches, viz. : Spelling, Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, English Grammar, Geography and History. SECT. 5. The examination shall be conducted by the instructors of the school, both orally and from written questions previously prepared by them, and approved by the Committee of the school. It shall be the duty of the said Committee to be present and to assist at the examination, and the...
Page 166 - Grammar Schools to extraneous advantages, of which they complained in a formal remonstrance, bearing date April 1st, 1859, and asked to have its grade reduced so as to remove it from the arena of competition. This memorial was submitted to a special committee, who reported at a special meeting of the board held May 26th, 1859, in favor of abolishing the School of Practice and changing the Normal School into a High School.
Page 143 - ... time there have been admitted one hundred and fifty-five, exclusive of those admitted at the end of the last term ; consequently, the whole number who have enjoyed the advantages of the school, is two hundred and eixty-one.
Page 121 - College in 1840 and graduated in 1844, with the degree of bachelor of arts. The degree of master of arts was conferred upon him by the same institution in 1847.
Page 154 - ... enable all of ordinary industry and talents to complete it in the prescribed period, if the pupil is possessed of sufficient knowledge at the time of her admission. Theory and Practice of Teaching-.— Lectures on the Principles of Education ; embracing mental, moral and physical education. Also, instruction in school government, and teaching the elementary branches, and practice in teaching. Mathematics. — Review of elementary arithmetic, and instruction in higher arithmetic, algebra, geometry...
Page 165 - School, which gave it its practical professionaj character. The theoretical preparation for teaching was still retained in the course of instruction in the High School. The improved condition of our schools, as compared with that which they presented at tho establishment of the Normal School, gives striking evidence of the wisdom that prompted its institution. Its efficiency must have been much less without the School of Practice, yet this right arm of its power was destined to become the means of...
Page 128 - The two great points to be gained in intellectual culture, are the discipline and the furniture of the mind; expanding its powers, and storing it with knowledge. The former of these is, perhaps, the more important of the two.
Page 166 - This memorial was submitted to a special committee, who reported at a special meeting of tho board held May 26th, 1859, in favor of abolishing the School of Practice and changing the Normal School into a High School, which was adopted by the board, June 9th. In accordance with this action of the board the Normal School Committee prepared a plan for the organization of a Girls' High School, which was presented and adopted at tho meeting of the board held June, 1859.
Page 167 - ... a term of two years, and is the very best that could possibly be adopted to accomplish the design of its establishment. The examination of candidates for admission is semi-annual, in February and July. To be admitted as a pupil, the candidate must be fifteen years of age, and must be proficient in orthography, definition of words, reading, English Grammar, History of the United States, arithmetic and penmanship, and must have attended one of the Public Grammar Schools of this district for one...

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